Jan. 20: “The COVID Crisis Continues to Worsen” vs Jan. 21: “COVID is on the decline!”
I was driving into work this morning and heard a real humdinger from NPR. Until yesterday, they’ve been steadfastly reporting the serious and troubling COVID infection rate globally and in the US. This morning, the day after Biden’s inauguration, they claimed, without any evidence whatsoever, that the COVID crisis may have already peaked in the US and that the numbers are now on a downward trend. NPR claimed that barring any weirdness with the new strains that are being discovered, we might now be on the other side of the crisis.
“Un-f*cking-believable,” I said to myself out loud.
It reminds me of how right up until the presidential election, medical experts resoundingly agreed that a COVID vaccine would be impossible before early to mid 2021, and that Trump needed to stop being irresponsible and stupid by claiming that vaccinations could start before the end of the year. And then, as if by magic, the minute that Biden was announced as the winner, Pfizer suddenly revealed that they had a vaccine that was ready to go and they’d get started with it by Christmas.
I do not believe that COVID is a hoax or that it manifested around the world for the last year solely for the purpose of getting Trump out of office. But the timing of these announcements is so incredibly ridiculously suspicious, and almost no one is going to notice or care.